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Caledonian Backpackers Reviews

3 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PA, Edinburgh, Scotland

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84%

Rating
5414 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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74%

Good hostel, a little expensive but it is okay. The sound insulation is good at each doors. The bar and common space are nice, especially morning free coffee is very good.


69%

Lift doesn't work . Mattress on bed was horrible .very soft and bed was squeaky. It gave me a sore neck and back. Toilets were not clean. Checked in at 12 and bed wasn't made till 3 , nor was the room cleaned to then.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Good hostel location is brilliant and very good staff as well! Would stay again


80%

Great location and good value! The whole place has a cool design and atmosphere. The showers were very small and more hooks in the bathrooms would've been nice!


86%

Really awesome hostel.


86%

Good atmosphere, bar on site. Place was clean, staff was friendly, and good location. Recommend this hostel.


69%

My stay at the hostel was ok. Staff were mostly friendly; good facilities and good location ifyou want to explore Edinbyrgh. The only things I didn't like about the hostel: 1. Few plugs in every dorm (so you'll get used to seeing people charging their phones/tablets/laptops in the hallway); bedbugs... ; very few cups in the kitchen (altough you might get hold of a glass once in a while). Get a separate room and you should be alright.


94%

great atmosphere, with cool music playing in the bar most of the time and awesome murals on the wall. great free breakfast which went till 12pm so csn enjoy the sleep in. only issues were not enough powerpoints in the room and showers where there was no place to leave your things except in thr middle oc the floor in thr bathroom. otherwise one of my favorite hostels :)


86%

A bit difficult to find the location for me, anyway, but it is right in the middle of town. One of the guys working carried my suitcase up the stairs for me when I checked in. I had to check out in the middle of the night to catch my bus but the person at the desk gave me directions to the bus stop. Very friendly and willing to help.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Mattress but my back but overall the stay was very good love the fact the locker is by the bed side good availability of toilets and bathrooms not enough sinks for shaving etc... Needs a lick of paint and could have been cleaner in areas but staff were helpful and very central location

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


57%

Staff is pretty reserved and uninterested in the guests Atmosphere suffers from the anonymity, many guests are unfriendly and uncommunicative Cleanliness: old dirty carpet, that gives off unpleasant stenches, the dry rot in the kitchen is after 12 days still the same - very unhygienic!!, the dishes are never properly cleaned Water tap of the only sink in the ladies room is still not fixed, had to use the only working sink on the 2nd floor, knifes are ridiculously blunt, Internet is a joke!!!

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Had a fantastic time!! Will be back. The staff were so much fun!!!!! :) and very helpful

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Best location in Edinburgh! Sheets were clean and beds were so comfy, showers were clean and stayed warm the whole way through, and staff were helpful but not overly friendly. I spent my four full days exploring the city so I didn't take advantage of the social aspects of the hostel but everything seemed fun! I would definitely stay here again. Beware of the amount of stairs you may have to take to your room.. Wasn't a problem for me but seemed to be for others.


66%

great value for money and great staff. The place itself is very run down but I think it adds to the atmosphere, as long as it meets health and safety requirements.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Free breakfast very good but toaster a puzzle 1st morning. Needs simple diagram on wall. ; Would've liked tea & coffee all day like in other hostels. Shelf in kitchen for putting free leftovers would make it more friendly for single travellers. Makes no sense to buy whole packets of salt & pepper when there's only one of you and you're only staying one night. Warn about key-cards sometimes expiring mid-stay. Notices about wifi being always good somewhat misleading..

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Very nice atmosphere in bar for breakfast.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

I had an amazing stay. 10/10 would book again.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

very nice hostel!

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Love this hostel! People are very cool and friendly! Everything is clean and well looked after! The rooms are big and the beds are comfortable =) If you look for a hostel in Edinburgh, take this one!

  • 7th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Has good kitchen. Shower has nowhere to put your things. Good lockers. Good staff. Good times.


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